Friday, September 27, 2013

Close to My Heart now sells jewelry you can make yourself! So FUN!

I'm so excited about Close to My Heart's new Base and Bling products!  There are many to chose from. Besides the necklace there is a headband, a wrist cuff, hair clips and rings!  There are four different fabric kits to chose from and several colored jewels to co-ordinate with them.  Also, there are word accents and floral accents in metal that look so cute with everything!  Don't forget, you can also use any leftovers you have for scrapbooking and card making! If you want to know more, please email me or go to my website

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jump for Joy In March!

Great News!  In March, when you host a Close to My Heart Gathering, and your sales meet $250 or above, you can earn at least $60 in FREE product credit!!  This is it!  The time you've been waiting for!!  Please contact me by email if you are interested in hosting a party this month, and we can set up a time!  We can even do an Idea Book party if you are long distance, where you let friends and family look at the Spring Idea Book and order online through an EZ invite order, contact me for more details.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cricut® Cards and Envelopes

Just thought I'd post a fun video on some of the cards and envelopes you can make with Close to My Heart's awesome Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I LOVE both our Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges and one or the other is almost always in my Cricut!  It is so much fun to use them with Close to My Heart's coordinating stamp sets.  You can also make beautiful 3D  projects with these cartridges that are perfect for almost any occasion to give as gifts or for home decor. There are endless possibilities with these cartridges!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Happy New Year!! It's National Papercrafting Month

Happy New Year Everyone!!  I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season!  I know I did!  I was lucky enough to spend the holidays with people I love dearly. I also got to do some fun things, like going to Temple square to see the lights, having family parties, and spending time with some old friends!

                                                       Me at the lights on Temple Square
                                                 Me in front of our Disney Christmas Tree

Aside from telling you about my holidays, I wanted to let you all know that it is National Paper Crafting Month!  To Celebrate, Close to My Heart has an adorable paper crafting kit called Whooo's Your Valentine?  I absolutely LOVE it!!  I love owls and the stamp set has some of the cutest owls ever!  The kit is also very easy  to put together!  It is such a great deal too!!  All you have to do to qualify to get it for only $10.00 is spend $35.00 on the amazing Close to My Heart products you LOVE!  I will also throw in a FREE workshop to anyone who purchases this kit from me!!  Now Whooo LOVES YOU?!  Details on that, coming soon!  Below is a video about the kit to give you some more information!  Please visit my website or contact me directly if you would like to place an order and receive this great kit!  Supplies are limited, so order soon!  This offer is good until January 31, 2013

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  To celebrate I am posting a Turkey card I made that was designed by my upline, Sheri Rottler.  It is so adorable, and it uses our new treat cups which are so much fun!!  It also uses the Flirty paper pack and the stamp of the month from September which is retired now.  The feathers, body, and head are all cut on the Cricut Artiste cartridge by Close to My Heart.  Such an amazing cartridge!!  Anyway, have a Fun weekend!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Close to My Heart's November Constant Campaign

Just thought I would post Close to My Heart's deal this month!  It is so awesome!  You get a good deal, and you get to help people in need!!

When you purchase $50 in CTMH products and get the Capture the Date Stamp of the Month for only $5, you can get 1/2 off any stamp set in the Idea Book!  $1 for every Stamp of the Month sold, will go to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts!  Pretty good deal huh?

Here is more info on it

This offer is only good through November 30th, so hurry and place your order to take advantage of this great offer!!  You can place your order on my website, which also has some fabulous deals on discontinued products.  The discontinued products are "while supplies last" so if you see something you like, you've got to order it quick!

Christmas Card workshop and Award Winning Scrapbook layout

Hey Everyone!!  I know it's been forever since I posted anything!  But I wanted to let you all know I will be having a Christmas Card Workshop on Saturday November 1st at 1pm!  Just click on the Christmas Card Workshop tab for more information and pictures!!

I also wanted to post my "award winning" scrapbook layout I did for the Artistic U Scrapbook Retreat in October!  I won second place!!  I tied with three other people for second, but I am still so excited!!  There were 22 entries!  So I say being in the top 5 is AWESOME!!

Here it is!!

It was really fun to make!  The pictures are of me with my Mom and Sister Heather, Adrian with our niece and nephews, my sister in law with her two cute boys, and more nieces!  I love Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday after Christmas, and it's a close second!!

To make this layout, here is what I used:

 I used the Moonlight paper pack, the stamp set from the Moonlight workshop on the go, the Perfect Fit-Halloween stamp set, and the bat from the All Hallows Eve stamp set.  The Moonlight paper pack only comes with one Slate Cardstock, so if you want two pages in Slate, like I used, you would have to order it separately.  I also used some Sweet Leaf Cardstock I had on hand for the Happy Halloween, and that is not in the paper pack.  I used Archival black ink , because it is much darker than our black dye based ink.  I also used Goldrush ink, and Smokey Plum ink.  I used CTMH's new alcohol based markers in Smokey Plum to color the mummy.  I love those new markers!  They come in a two pack and there is a dark and a light color and they blend really well and go on very smooth!  I used CTMH's black striped ribbon, and some of the retired black grosgrain ribbon for the banners on the Right page.  I used black hemp for the web one spider is hanging from, for the "Spooky" banner, and to tie around the smallest picture.  I used CTMH's NEW Cricut cartridge, Artiste to cut the Spider web at 6in., the two spiders, the word Spooky (which I cut apart), the banners "spooky" is on, the journaling spot, the circles for the perfect fit stamps, the black cat, and the frame behind the picture of the girl with the blue princess dress on.  I used Liquid Glass to cover both spiders so they look like they are made out of epoxy.  A hint with that is start at the outside edge and make a border, then work your way in to the middle and down the legs, so you don't get spillover.  I also used my paper piercer to hold them down so they would flatten and pulled it away before it could make a hole in the liquid glass.  I used our new black sparkles to embellish with and our red sparkles for eyes on the spiders.  I used our new Green Glitz glitter gel on the banners and for the cat's eyes,  Bronze Glitz glitter gel  on the banners and Red Glitz glitter gel for the bats eyes. I used CTMH's Black Tulle on the picture with the blue princess.  I tied it in the middle with some black hemp, cut the ends as short as I could and used a glue dot to adhere it.  Then I topped it off with a Gray sparkle from the Haunted Assortment .

More tips:

 A hint on the lamp post, I stamped it directly onto the page.  Then I stamped just the "lamp" part of the lamp post on the back side of the striped paper from the Moonlight paper pack, and colored it with some Goldrush ink and our blending pen to make it look like the light is on!  Also, the Mummy is cut out and adhered with our 3D foam tape.  The smallest picture, the banner and the spiders are all on 3D foam tape too.  I adhered the spider web with liquid glass to the page where I wanted it, then cut the rest off.  I used our sponge daubers and the black ink to ink the edges of all the papers and cardstock.  I used glue dots to adhere the "hanging" web and the ends of the banner, before putting the gray sparkles on.

So, I have the measurements for this page written down, and I put the paper in a "safe" place so I wouldn't lose it, and now I can't find it!!  I guess it's TOO safe!!  So, when I do find it, I will post them so you can make this layout yourself!  I hope my instructions were helpful!  If you have any questions, you can always email me at and I am happy to help!  I'm planning on being better about posting things, so look for more posts soon!

Happy Scrappin'!